Daily wagers in Iraq endure 50 degrees of heat to make ends meet
Laborers working under scorching sun want social security, their working conditions to be regulated
By Haydar Karaalp
BAGHDAD (AA) – Iraqi daily wagers, who have no social security, try to support their families by carrying heavy loads on their backs for about 10 hours a day in the scorching summer heat.
Temperatures can sometimes exceed 50C (122F) in summer in Iraq. High temperatures have a negative impact on the health of laborers working in the open air.
The workers, who often work on construction sites or as porters under the scorching sun, demand social security and their working conditions to be regulated.
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